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Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year of 1984 by separating regions from the Odanthode Malavaram of Thalassery special division which was formerly a private forest. It is located at a distance of 50 Km from Thalassery and 66 Km from Kannur. It is spread over an area of 55 sq km.The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is home that has vast variety of flora and fauna within the Sanctuary.The highest peak is Katti Betta which is 1145m. high from the sea level. The most superior Time to visit the Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary in the month of September to March.Although it can be visited throughout the year.The annual rainfall around Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is about 3,000 mm.

The sanctuary lies between latitudes 11o 54 and 11o 59 north latitudes and 75o 47 and 75o 57 east longitudes.Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is one of famous tourist attraction that fascinating the people from the whole world.

The forest types include West coast tropical evergreen forest, West coast tropical semi evergreen forest, South Indian moist deciduous forest, Southern hilltop evergreen forest and plantations.A major wildlife of Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary includes Elephant, Bison, Sambar, Deer, Boar, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Jungle Cat and different types of squirrels.

There are Fauna diversity including 48 species of mammals, 231 species of birds, 172 species of reptiles, 38 species of amphibians and 40 species of fishes are found here.It consists of 961 species of flowering plants.Rivers here are still crystal clear and unpolluted. The Special attraction toward tourist is that Trekking and boating is performed in the sanctuary.

Visiting Timing: 8 AM to 4 PM.

How to Reach:

By Train: The nearest railway station is located at Thalassery, about 50 km.

By Bus: Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by road network. The area is accessible by road from Thalassery, Kannur, Wayanad and Virajpet.

By Airport: Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 71 km from Thalasserry town.

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  1. Rubin Nambiar Says:

    Is there is any accommodation available in Aralam wild Life Sanctuary. Planning to visit it any time from June 10th to 15th with family. I will be visiting my Hometown Kannur then. Will it be a right time? What do you suggest for a 1 night 2 day stay ?

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